Published 24.09.2014
by Kids’ Own

The Lullaby Project: Our NEW early years book and app for parents, educators and artists

The Lullaby Project book is now available to buy from our online bookshop. This early years book aims to connect educators, parents and artists with the spirit of lullaby and to create their own spaces of exploration and wonder with the babies in their care. The Lullaby Project was a partnership project with Kids’ Own and Early Childhood Ireland, funded by an Arts Council touring grant. The project took place in three early childhood care and education centres across county Sligo in 2013 and 2014 with artist Maree Hensey and musician Martin Brunsden.

Alongside the book, Kids’ Own is also launching a brand new app, providing a more immersive insight into the project through sound, image and video from the project. This app will be available on iPad and iPhone from October.

Lullaby Project Book - front cover


Kids’ Own and Early Childhood Ireland will celebrate the launch of The Lullaby Project book and app with a special event for babies, parents and early childhood educators this October in Sligo. ‘Lull for Babies’ will be led by artist Maree Hensey and musician Martin Brunsden who will create a gentle, soothing space for parents and babies to explore the essence of lullaby through texture, sound, mark-making, melody and movement. More details on this event coming soon…

The national launch of The Lullaby Project book and app will take place in February 2015 with a day-long event for early childhood educators and artists.









With the Lullaby project, we wanted to regenerate an interest in lullabies among early childhood educators, parents and their babies. We thought of lullabies as a way of creating relaxed, peaceful spaces where adults and babies communicate and connect at an emotional, physical and deeply human level. ’ – Carmel Brennan, Head of Practice at Early Childhood Ireland

Buy The Lullaby Project book here.

The Lullaby Tour was funded by the Arts Council through its Touring Award, Early Childhood Ireland and the Katherine Howard Foundation. Many thanks to Toadstool Cottage Community Childcare Centre in Ballyrush, Little Pathways Creche & Montessori in Strandhill and Sandcastles Childcare Centre, Enniscrone, and to the babies and their parents who took part in this project .